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Women's Studies Conference Requests Proposals for Papers

Story posted May 15, 1999


May 14, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Bowdoin women's studies program is requesting proposals for papers to be discussed at the 14th annual Maine Women's Studies Consortium Conference,

"(En)gendering Technology: Making the Connections," to be held November 13 at the University of Maine in Augusta.

The consortium is a group of all the women's studies programs in Maine, but conference participants do not have to be members, and organizers see the conference as a good way for all women to meet for discussion.

Technology has been traditionally considered a masculine subject. Developments ranging from the cotton gin to the computer, have been generally designed, thought about and used by men. But technology of all kinds affects and is affected by women. This conference focus on the interplay between women and technology.

Proposals may be submitted for papers, panels, workshops or round table discussions. Conference organizers would particularly like to receive proposals from students and proposals that focus on the effects of technology on Maine women.

Anyone who wishes to submit a proposal should send a one-page abstract and list of equipment needs by June 30 to Lynn Walkiewicz, Bowdoin College, Women's Studies Program, 7100 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8471 or e-mail them to wsp@polar.bowdoin.edu.

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